Its like almost every time before a new iPhone is released, we see a lot of rumors that claim that it will have a larger screen. Well, here we are seeing that the next generation iPhone is also no exception. According to a recent report from Reuters, A South Korean publication, the Maeil Business Newspaper has released a rumor that claims that the new iPhone will have a 4.6 inch Retina display screen.
We already know that all of Apple’s rival phone manufacturers have adopted larger screen sizes in their flagship devices, but Apple has remained loyal with their 3.5 inch screen size throughout every single iPhone launch since the release of the original device back in 2007. Recently, we have been hearing a lot of debate and rumors about the next iPhone bringing a larger screen, but a blogger named as Dusting Curtis has wrote a very detailed post that explains why Apple is retaining the same screen size for every iPhone.
Well, the reason behind this is that most of the people like to use their iPhone with one hand, and with the iPhone’s standard screen size they can easily move their thumb to each part of screen. This is something that is very hard to do on a large screen device like the Galaxy S II. As you can notice in the above image, it is a design produced by Curtis which shows that the iPhone screen size is comfortably within the thumb radius while there are parts of Galaxy S II’s screen that are out of reach.
Basically, in my opinion, the larger screen is just an advertising gimmick. People usually think that the bigger is better and those people who want to watch videos and movies on their phone usually prefer a device with larger screen. But in my opinion, a larger screen causes more usability impairment than a positive design choice. We are already listening a lot of rumors about a smaller iPad, and now obviously the next iPhone rumor mill has also started officially with this rumor.